Volume 28, Number 4b, January 20, 2021
 
 
New Piper Wing Spar AD Affects 5,400 Aircraft
Owners of Piper PA-28 and PA-32 models have been hit with a series of airworthiness directives over the last year, […]   Read this article
Pipistrel Launches Electric Aircraft Maintenance School
Recognizing that most A&P schools have little to nothing to say about electric aircraft, Pipistrel, which is currently building the […]   Read this article
Bell 412 Passes 40-Year Mark
Bell’s 412 utility helicopter is entering its 40th year of service this month with more than 6.5 million flight hours […] Read this article




Transport Canada To Approve 737 MAX This Week
Transport Canada is set to allow the commercial return of the Boeing 737 MAX this week. The agency published an […] Read this article




Honda Opens New Production Facility
Honda Aircraft Company has officially begun operations at its newly opened wing production and service parts facility. The 83,100-square-foot building […] Read this article




Homebuilt Accidents: The Pilot’s Condition
Flying any aircraft—homebuilt or not—requires the pilot to be alert. The person at the stick has to have their brain firing on all cylinders. But occasionally they don’t.  Read this article




Civility Shouldn't Require Enforcement
The FAA and the airlines are developing a short fuse in handling unruly passengers. It should never have come to this. Read this article




Insurance Roundtable
After years of soft premiums, the insurance market is turning harder. That means higher rates and insurability issues for aging pilots. Plus, your choice of aircraft can have serious ramifications for the cost and type of insurance coverage you can get—if you can even get the coverage you need. In this long-form video, Aviation Consumer's Larry Anglisano discusses the issues with three insurance professionals. Read this article




Short Final: Throwing Out The Anchor
At the end of a five‑hour final leg of a cross‑country trip from the West Coast to Michigan, I was […] Read this article




General Aviation Accident Bulletin
AVweb’s General Aviation Accident Bulletin is taken from the pages of our sister publication, Aviation Safety magazine. All the reports […] Read this article